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Romney Says He Wants A New Passport Office In Salt Lake City

According to Deseret News, Sen. Mitt Romney wrote a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, urging him to open a passport agency in Salt Lake City.In the letter, Romney asked the U.S. State Department to consider how to better help residents in the West who face difficulties with obtaining passports. People in Idaho, Utah, Montana, Oregon, Nevada and Wyoming must renew their passports by mail or travel long distances to reach the nearest passport offices. 


Romney stated Salt Lake is the best location for a new agency because “Utah is rapidly expanding as a center for global commerce and tourism, is home to thousands of Latter-day Saints who annually embark on worldwide religious missions, and, like much of the Western Mountain region, has a rapidly growing population.” All of these factors, according to Romney, create consistently high demand for passport services.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!